Kolkata: The West Bengal government on Friday urged the Election Commission to conduct pending by-elections in the state at the earliest. The government assured that all anti-COVID-19 protocols would be followed during the election process.
One of the seven seats where by-elections are to be held is Bhawanipur. There is speculation that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who is facing defeat in Nandigram, will contest from this seat. State minister and senior leader of the ruling Trinamool Congress Shobhandev recently vacated the seat.
request for by-election
Official sources said that the Mamata Banerjee-led government, in response to a message from the Election Commission on the possibility of holding elections for the two vacant Rajya Sabha seats at this time, has said that it is fully prepared. Sources said that in the same letter, the government has also requested the Election Commission to conduct by-elections for the vacant seats of the assembly at the earliest.
TMC in power for the third time
Let us inform that in West Bengal, the Trinamool Congress has formed the government with an absolute majority. TMC returned to power for the third time in the West Bengal assembly elections held on May 2. After which once again Mamta Banerjee took oath as the Chief Minister. At the same time, BJP’s seats in this election saw an increase compared to the last election.
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